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Boone back in Yanks’ dugout

Boone back in Yanks’ dugout

UNDATED (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone returned to the dugout Saturday, three days after surgery to have a pacemaker inserted after the 47-year-old cleared COVID-19 protocols saying he feels great. He watched ace Gerrit Cole cruise through a simulated game at the team’s spring training facility in Tampa, then joined the team in nearby…Read more »

NBA may return to normal in ’21-22, virus permitting

NBA may return to normal in ’21-22, virus permitting

UNDATED (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the league is expecting arenas to be filled again next season. It’s also looking to return to its normal calendar. But those plans are dependent on continued progress in the ongoing fight against the coronavirus. There are no plans for the league to travel overseas next season…Read more »

Northern Iowa beats Illinois State 20-10

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Tyler Hoosman ran for 63 yards and his 13-yard touchdown run with 3:24 left helped seal No. 3-ranked Northern Iowa’s 20-10 win over 15th-ranked Illinois State. The Panthers’ four-play, 24-yard drive was set up when Jared Brinkman recovered a fumble forced by teammate Spencer Cuvelier on a sack of Illinois…Read more »

Illini beat Ohio 73-68 with return of Ayo Dosunmu

Illini beat Ohio 73-68 with return of Ayo Dosunmu

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ayo Dosunmu returned after missing three games with a concussion and facial injuries to score 19 points, and No. 4 Illinois rallied late to beat No. 7 Ohio State 73-68. Andre Curbelo also had 19 points as Illinois got its second straight road win over a top 10 team after routing…Read more »

Centralia City Council to consider appointment of Forrest Langenfeld as Interim City Manager    

Centralia City Council to consider appointment of Forrest Langenfeld as Interim City Manager    

The Centralia City Council will consider the appointment of Financial Services Consultant Forrest Langenfeld as Interim City Manager on Monday night. The action is on the agenda after the council will consider a resolution authorizing and approving a separation agreement for City Manager Lowell Crow.   Crow announced his retirement last week after the city council…Read more »

Minor injuries reported in three-vehicle crash in Patoka   

Minor injuries reported in three-vehicle crash in Patoka   

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department reported minor injuries but no one transported to the hospital following a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 51 at the Boat Dock Road in Patoka late Thursday afternoon. Deputies say a vehicle driven by 67-year-old Kathy Davino of Boat Dock Road in Patoka was traveling northbound on U.S. 51 when she…Read more »

Legislation filed to return to paper election ballots   

Legislation filed to return to paper election ballots   

State Senator and Republican Gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey of rural Xenia has filed a bill in Springfield to bring back the use of paper ballots. Bailey feels they are the best and most reliable way to secure vote counts and to restore public confidence in elections.   He notes paper ballots aren’t hooked to a modem,…Read more »

Judge dismisses lawsuit by Democratic AGs to recognize ERA

Judge dismisses lawsuit by Democratic AGs to recognize ERA

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by three Democratic state attorneys general including Kwame Raoul of Illinois seeking to force the federal government to recognize Virginia’s vote last year to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The lawsuit dismissed by a federal judge Friday sought to add the amendment to the Constitution. After Virginia became…Read more »

2021 03/13 – Albert Benjamin (Ben) Mitchell

2021 03/13 – Albert Benjamin (Ben) Mitchell

Albert Benjamin (Ben) Mitchell, 79, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021. He grew up in Carmi, Illinois playing basketball, football, and track, and served as president of his high school class. He spent summers working in the oil rigs for his family’s business. Ben stayed close with his high school…Read more »